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Pedal Gen – DIY power generator gets you fit and saves the planet


The Pedal Gen is a DIY power generator based around a discarded bicycle motif. You get on, you pedal, you light up a city. Or something. The plans – sans bike of course – will cost you £4.99/$10.00. Rush out and help us all. While we order another Latte.

 An average reasonably fit human being can generate a constant 100 watts of power in 20 minute sessions – a great cardiovascular workout. If this generated power is stored in a lead acid battery it could be used to power three 11w (60w incandescent equivalent) Compact Fluorescent Lamps for one hour!!! Your morning workout could power the lighting needs of a medium size room for one hour – whatever the wind or solar conditions outside! Or maybe get the children off there Xbox’s and get them contributing to the homes electrical demands…

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